Media Coverage

    1. James Freeman, “Progressives Love Regressive Biden Loan Scam,” The Wall Street Journal, Oct. 3, 2022
    2. Erik Sherman, “Biden Student Loan Forgiveness Is Less Help For Pell Grant Recipients Than Expected,” Forbes, Sep. 29, 2022
    3. Katharine Abraham and Michael Strain, “Biden’s About to Make a Big Mistake on Student Loans,” Politico, May 31, 2022
    4. Beth Arkers, “Is student loan cancellation progressive or regressive? It doesn’t really matter”, The Hill, June 24, 2021
    5. Lindsey Burke, “Democratic plan to forgive student loans could raise tuition and hurt those at the bottom”, NBC News, Feb 19 2021
    6. Senator Bill Cassidy, “Cancel student debt? Better solutions exist – here are answers Republicans should offer”, FoxNews, Feb 16 2021
    7. The Editorial Board: “The Great Student Loan Scam”, The Wall Street Journal, Feb 9 2021
    8. Kelly Field, “Student-Debt Cancellation Stands Its Best Chance Yet. But Would It Advance Social Justice?”, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Jan 14 2021
    9. Catherine Rampell, “A New Year’s goal for progressives: Stop advocating bailouts for rich people”, The Washington Post, Dec. 31, 2020
    10. Jill Schlesinger, “Jill on Money: Who benefits from student loan forgiveness? It’s complicated”, Chicago Tribune, Dec. 31, 2020
    11. Jilian Berman, “The latest question in the debate over student debt forgiveness: How valuable is it? Researchers are split”, MarketWatch, Dec. 18, 2020
    12. Constantine Yannelis, “Income-Driven Repayment Provides a Way to Offer Student Loan Forgiveness to Those Who Need It the Most”, Pro Market, Dec. 17, 2020
    13. Mary Clare Amselem and Jalil Mustaffa Bishop, “Should Biden cancel student loan debt? | Pro/Con”, The Inquirer, Dec. 7, 2020
    14. Jeff Cox, “Biden’s plan to forgive student debt could have limited economic benefits, and carry risks”, CNBC, Dec. 6, 2020
    15. Zack Friedman, “Cancel Student Loans Would Benefit This Group More Than Anyone Else”, Forbes, Dec 3, 2020
    16. The Post’s View: “Forgiving student loans the wrong way will only worsen inequality”, The Washington Post, Dec. 3, 2020
    17. James Freeman, “‘Just a Start’”, The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 1, 2020
    18. Megan Henney, “Canceling student loan debt could benefit wealthy Americans the most”, Fox Business, Dec 1 2020
  • Social Security and Trends in Wealth Inequality
    with Max Miller and Natasha Sarin
    1. The Editorial Board:  “A Distorted View of Wealth Inequality”, The Wall Street Journal, July 30 2021
    2. Callum Williams, “Have the top 0.1% of Americans made out like bandits since 2000?”, The Economist, May 7, 2020
    3. Our op-ed: “Inequality Has Increased Far Less Than You Think (If You Consider Social Security Benefits)”, Pro Market, April 16, 2020
  • Marché du travail: la grande fracture, study for the French think tank Institut Montaigne [link]
    with Augustin Landier and David Thesmar
    1. Discussion of our Graph 7 by Emmanuel Macron, Nov 9, 2015
    2. Marc Vignaud, “Faut-il toucher au Smic ?”, Le Point, Mar. 16, 2015
    3. Fanny Guinochet, “L’Education nationale, plus que jamais fabrique à chômeurs ?”, L’Opinion, Feb 12, 2015
    4. Ma tribune: “La France aurait-elle dissimulé la montée des inégalités salariales sous le tapis du chômage ?”, Atlantico, Feb 13, 2015
    5. Ma tribune: “Osons affronter la question du smic”, Le Figaro, Apr 3, 2015
    6. Cécile Crouzel, “Un marché du travail très inégalitaire en France”, Le Figaro, Mar 11, 2015
    7. Augustin Landier et David Thesmar, “Les mauvais choix français conduisent à l’inégalité par le chômage”, Le Monde, Feb 24, 2015